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Hi, I was wondering how I could get strong enough to shoot from the free throw line without jumping.
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The trick is not to let go at the peak but to let go just before you reach the peak so that the strength in your knees is where the shot comes from, not your arms.
In the meantime, here are a few suggestions…
1. Practice shooting your free throws at a distance close enough so you don’t have to jump. Once you can comfortably shoot from that distance for a certain number of shots, move back one foot. Keep doing this until you reach the FT line.
2. Work on your free throws every day. Set a goal to shoot X number of FTs each day before or after practice or at home. This will help develop your upper body shooting strength.
3. Make sure you’re shooting with proper form…in practice and in the games. Even if you have to jump, be sure that your shooting technique is correct.
Best of luck and thanks for the great basketball question.